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Jordan signs to play Simpson soccer

Published: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 11:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 12:01 p.m. CDT
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(Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News)
Newton High senior Victoria Jordan signed a national letter of intent to play soccer for Simpson College next year. On hand for Thursday’s signing were her parents, seated, Eric and Carey Jordan, and standing from left, her brother Brock and Newton High head soccer coach Abby Lamont.

Victoria Jordan is at home on the pitch. She has been a contributor to Newton High’s Cardinal soccer team since her freshman season.

As a prelude to her senior season for the Cardinal girls’ soccer team, Jordan made the decision concerning her soccer future. Jordan signed a national letter of intent Thursday to play soccer next year for Simpson College in Indianola.

“It came down to Simpson and Wartburg,” Jordan said. “Simpson got a new coach and was booting up their program again. I wanted to help them out.”

Jordan has played midfielder and forward for Newton High the past three years. She has scored 22 goals and dished out 21 goal assists in those three seasons.

Newton has won 13 games each season and has combined 12 losses over that span. In her junior campaign, Jordan was credited with 11 assists and had five goals.

“I think I do a good job of finding my teammates for assists on goals,” Jordan said of her game. “I have good eye and foot coordination. I’d say my dribbling and passing skills are the best parts of my game.”

Simpson is a NCAA Division III program and plays in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Jordan said she expects to play as a midfielder or forward for Simpson.

“Yes, it has been a dream of mine to play college soccer. I’m excited about the opportunity to do so at Simpson,” Jordan said.

Jordan plans to pursue a degree in biology and minor in art or environmental science. Jordan is the daughter of Eric and Carey Jordan of Newton.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com